It’s not hard to match your outfit to the pops of color on Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC. In fact, I believe every building or home in Charleston makes up at least one shade on the ROY G. BIV spectrum. Inspired by this colorful city, I planned one of my most vibrant outfits to date, which was a melange of a sequin skirt, pastels, and bold colors.
When I first saw my new favorite wardrobe item, a pleated sequin skirt, I had a moment. “Be still my beating heart,” I told myself as I didn’t hesitate to franticly add it to my basket and immediately purchase it. If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love anything that sparkles! It’s quite obvious this sequin skirt spoke to me on a spiritual level. Mermaid goals, check. Princess goals, check. Unicorn goals, check. Fairy goals, check. And the list goes on and on.
I wanted to give a few tips on how to style a sequin skirt because it is a statement piece of an outfit. You need to focus on your statement piece as you style your other pieces around it. The sequins themselves give off such energy so it’s important to keep your top rather simple. I went with a basic white tank that I knotted to the side since it looked a bit silly when I tucked it in. Always remember those two options with a skirt/top combo! It’s a nice little wardrobe hack that comes in handy, especially when your top looks stuffy tucked in to your skirt or pant! Normally I am not a crazy accessorizer, but as you can see in this outfit post I wanted to add a lot of personality to this outfit with pops of color, minimal jewelry and my favorite new shoes. The soft blue color of my shoes and the pastel skirt contrasted my color-blocking purse perfectly. I picked accessories that complimented the color of my skirt, but weren’t the exact same shades. As my skirt is a purple/metallic color, I went with blue and green accessories to create this beautiful ocean-esque color palette. Think mermaid scales and the sparkling sea – the perfect hues for this colorful ocean-front town!
When my fiancé and I first started shooting (can we just give a big kudos to Scott for doing such a fabulous job?) I was getting a little insecure because all of the stares I was getting while twirling around in my crazy, sparkly sequin skirt. I even told Scott at one point I wanted to stop shooting because I wasn’t feeling confident and I didn’t like the attention. He gave me a little pep talk and as he was doing so a group of girls walked by and one of them told me she loved my skirt.
Scott and I continued shooting and my attitude was slowly turning around. By the end of the night I swear I had over 10 compliments on my skirt! I wore it out around town for the day, out to dinner and dancing afterwards! It’s such a fun and pretty skirt, I can’t believe I wasn’t feeling confident in it before. I really love fashion because it helps people break out of their shell and for me this skirt did that and more! It personified the colors of Charleston through its rainbow of sequins glittering in the sun and it defined my girly and avant-garde style that sometimes I’m not always confident in! What started off shy and reserved turned into a burst of color and laughter. I hope you enjoy these exuberant photos 🙂
Tell me in the comments below: what is your favorite pastel color?
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